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After ’Deis: Recent graduates discuss the job market

Given the choice, most students would not choose to enter the job market in the middle of a recession. Some have opted to stay in school, hoping to wait out the economic downturn. Oth… Read More...

Ten years later: we remember

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” -Sandy Dahl, the wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl

As the 10th anniver… Read More...

READY FOR ’DEIS? The Hoot takes a look at orientation through the eyes of Core

As the new Brandeis students anxiously checked into their new living spaces, they undoubtedly had many thoughts and concerns. New-student orientation can indeed be a stressful … Read More...

A commitment to Rwanda

Noam Shouster’s typical summer day began early in the morning. Armed with a bag of a dozen soccer balls in one hand, and arts and crafts and perhaps even a drum in the other hand, she … Read More...

On the run: the story of a Holocaust survivor

‘A beautiful family’ Helen with husband Sam and grandchildren.
Photo Courtesy of Alana Blum/the Hoot

My grandmother, Helen Nachtigal, stared shyly ahead as I introduced he… Read More...

Recipe: Orzo with Sautéed Vegetables

Ingredients:

• 1 red bell pepper, 1” diced

• 1 yellow bell pepper, 1” diced

• 1 orange bell pepper, 1” diced

• 1 yellow onion, peeled and 1” diced

• ½ pound orzo

• … Read More...

Students fight for rights of illegal students

Four Brandeis seniors were attending a Student Immigration Movement (SIM) meeting in Boston, when they heard a young man tell a story that made them question Massachusetts’ se… Read More...

Abroad at Brandeis: International Student Stories

In pursuit of their independence, five students from five separate countries decided to spend four years abroad in the United States. Searching for a small, tight-knit and commu… Read More...

Always Arguing: Mock Trial team continues to win, impress

A-TEAM: Mock Trial Team A poses at a competition.
PHOTO COURTESY OF Ryan Fanning

Brandeis’ Mock Trial team has only been around since 2001, but its recent victories and awards ha… Read More...

Student groups help on Halloween

For the 23rd year, Brandeis students have taken Halloween, a night associated with free candy and hyper children, and transformed it into a night of giving back to the Waltham comm… Read More...

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